At A Glance:

Cost: In-state Tuition and Fees: $7,234 Out of State Tuition and Fees: $20,208 Room and Board: $7,118
Size: Between 5,000 and 10,000 students
Type: Public 4 year
Location: Nashville
Degrees offered: ESL, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
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Tennessee State University has provided quality educational programs for over one hundred years.  We are centrally located in the city of Nashville; welcoming students, faculty and staff from Tennessee, the nation and the world. Tennessee State University offers 45 bachelor’s degree programs and 24 master’s degree programs and awards doctoral degrees in biological sciences, computer information systems engineering, psychology, public administration, curriculum and instruction, educational administration and supervision, and physical therapy. In entirety, Tennessee State University comprises eight colleges and schools.

We’re a leading institution of higher learning and provide students with the opportunity to experience academic and personal growth. You’ll receive instruction from top-notch faculty and be immersed in research, service learning, and student life activities, including internships, cultural, and study abroad opportunities. The College's low faculty-to-student ratio assures you that you will receive individualized attention from dedicated faculty who are experts in their areas of specialization.  Career opportunities for graduates are excellent. The uniqueness of our urban location coupled with our network of research facilities provides you with unique and marketable hands-on experience in research projects and industry internships.

Student Life

Excellence is our habit!

Tennessee State University students go by the motto: “Think. Work. Serve.” But we also realize a little fun should be part of the collegiate experience to create a holistic approach to learning. With a variety of social, professional and civic clubs for students to participate in, there are many opportunities for you to share your time and talents and enjoy connecting with your fellow students to create the work-life balance needed for success in college and beyond. There are more than 100 student clubs, organizations, club sports and intramural teams. Located in Nashville, or “Music City USA,” we are in the center of Tennessee government, banking, transportation, art, culture, and education. Our beautiful main campus sits on 500 acres near the Cumberland River in a residential neighborhood just 10 minutes northwest of downtown.

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